Pets and plants for all seasons

Check out some of these cute companions around the garden, proving that sometimes, the best accessory to plants is our pets.

Whether it’s customers’ dogs just passing through or a cat that’s a full-time employee (OK, or social media star), patrons and employees can’t get enough of their furry friends no matter what time of year it is. Remind customers that IGCs are an experience — after all, where else can they buy plants and interact with adorable cats and dogs? So check out some of these cute companions, proving that sometimes, the best accessory to plants is our pets.
At Fairview Garden Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, a “Puppies & Poinsettias” event benefitting a local animal rescue gave customers the chance to meet and adopt dogs at the garden center.
PHOTO BY BROOKE MOBILIAN
Customers also brought their own pets to the event at Fairview Garden Center. Here, Owen, the tricolor corgi, is dressed up in his holiday best.
PHOTO BY BROOKE MOBILIAN
During the pet adoption event, customers had the chance to stroll through Fairview Garden Center’s impressive collections of ferns and tropicals, all on display and ready for purchase.
PHOTO BY BROOKE MOBILIAN
Garden Center magazine has a few furry co-workers too! Vincent can’t make it to this year’s Garden Center Conference & Expo in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but he loves to supervise the planning.
PHOTO BY KATE SPIRGEN
This photo-ready living wall at Fairview Garden Center was the perfect spot for customers to pose for photos with their furry friends at a recent pet adoption event.
PHOTO BY BROOKE MOBILIAN
Ontario-based Parkway Garden Centre is home to manager, resident and social media star Flora the cat. If you visit Parkway’s Instagram page (@parkwaygardencentre), you can check out the highlights section and look at all of the four-legged friends who take a field trip to the IGC.
PHOTO COURTESY OF PARKWAY GARDEN CENTRE
TikTok influencers Mr. Gardeners welcome their pets into the garden all season long. Mona basks with the blooms in the spring.
PHOTO COURTESY OF MR. GARDENERS
TikTok influencers Mr. Gardeners welcome their pets into the garden all season long. Midnight poses in front of pumpkins and mixed fall containers in the fall. Their followers can’t get enough!
PHOTO COURTESY OF MR. GARDENERS
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